Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Golfer's Billiard Games Recalled by Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Golfer's Billiard Games

Units: About 2,300

Distributor/Retailer: Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Golf Galaxy Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Manufacturer: Golf Gifts and Gallery, of Powers Lake, Wisc.

Hazard: Surface paints on the golf balls can contain excess levels of lead.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description and Models: The recalled golfer's billiard game includes 15 golf balls (with exterior paint and design to resemble a billiard ball) and six putting cups. The recall involves the Acuity Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #AC302, and the Clubhouse Golfer's Billiard Game, Style #302. The name and style number are located on the product's packaging.

Sold at: The Acuity model was sold at Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide from October 2008 to December 2008 for about $30. The Clubhouse model was sold at Golf Galaxy stores nationwide and on its Web site from May 2008 to December 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the retailer of purchase.
Dick's Sporting Goods: call (866) 677-4771 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dickssportinggoods.com
Golf Galaxy: call (866) 465-3655 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.golfgalaxy.com

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